Supervisor Immunohematology Reference Lab

  • American Red Cross
  • pomona, California
  • Apr 11, 2022

Job Description

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Job Description:

As an IRL supervisor you will be Responsible for the daily operations of assigned reference laboratory,

Supervising the staff who perform and interpret serological procedures on specimens submitted for compatibility testing or problem resolution.  You will act as an advisor to technologists resolving compatibility problems, providing complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion facilities and in supplying antigen-negative units to transfusion recipients.  You will demonstrate excellent customer service, interpersonal skills and positive professional image while assuring compliance in the work area.

Must have CA CLS license


  • Consult and communicate with the staff of hospitals and transfusion facilities to resolve serological problems and supply antigen-negative or special units to transfusion recipients.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the laboratory staff including, but not limited to, hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and disciplining to ensure a well-qualified team and to enhance operational success.
  • In conjunction with the Medical Director, provide guidance to ensure appropriate patient care.
  • Assure quality and adequacy of testing, reference and consultation services are maintained.
  • May perform and interpret basic and complex donor and/or patient testing procedures and complete required quality control, as appropriate to state and federal regulations. Recognize testing irregularities, identify the cause, determine the solution and resolve the problem.
  • Perform, review and approve quality control on products, reagents, and equipment and validations.
  • Know and oversee compliance of applicable ARCBS directives, federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations pertaining to blood banking and safety.  Adhere to quality assurance procedures and good manufacturing practices.
  • May manage budgetary information for the department and provide approval for reagent and supply purchases.
  • Perform record review, training and competency assessments.  Participate in concern and problem management. 
  • Provide internal and external education. Participate in external and internal inspections/audits and corrective actions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological or related field and SBB (ASCP)/equivalent required. 
  • Three years of high complexity blood bank testing experience required, including 1 year of management experience or training.
  • Must be CA CLS
  • Effective communication/interpersonal skill and excellent technical skills required.

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined

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